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3.929 out of 5 from 3,375 votes
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There are some things that can only be said after death. Aided by a talking staff that thinks it is alive, Fumika delivers Shigofumi, the last words and feelings of the dead in the form of letters, to their addressees. Whether they are letters of apology, revenge, or simply a final farewell, she always brings them to their destination. Delivering Shigofumi is not always an easy job; as some people refuse to believe such things as letters from the dead are possible, while others are afraid of what these letters might contain. But the mail must go through; what the recipients decide to do with it afterwards is up to them.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Shigofumi Special DVD Special 2008 TBD Episode 13 only released on the DVDs.
Shigofumi Picture Drama DVD Special 2008 TBD
Name Role
Tetsuya KAWAKAMI Character Design
Tatsuo SATO Director
Hikaru NANASE Music
Yuji MATSUKURA Producer
Nobuhiro OSAWA Producer
Atsushi YUKAWA Producer

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Shigofumi Sakux 9.3/10 Jul 4, 2012
Shigofumi XxZeroeZxX 7/10 Nov 4, 2010
Shigofumi hurin 5/10 Mar 17, 2010
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guilty pleasure top 10 blead 10 Mar 23, 2014
Anime - Short - Top 10 szati12 10 Mar 1, 2014
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michaelnt123456 watched Shigofumi at 12 of 12 episodes

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Shinigami no Ballad

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Momo is a sympathetic death god who cries every time she sees a touching moment. Though she brings death, she also allows the victim to complete their last wish before taking them away. Accompanying her through her adventures is a winged black cat named Daniel. With a huge scythe in tow, Momo strives to touch the lives of humankind and overflow the world with pure kindness, by fulfilling the soon deceased’s tasks.

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They are both about a girl who has a 'strange role' in death. The girl in Shigofumi delivers letters from departed, and Momo, the girl in Shinigami no Ballad, helps the people who are about to die. It's kind of the same feeling when you watch the show. Also they both have very funny sidekicks. ( Shigofumi - staff & SnB - the cat)

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  • TV Special (1 ep x 25 min)
  • 2012

Don, a quiet, kind boy, is being bullied mercilessly by Yaragase and his gang, for no other reason than accidentally sneezing on him one day. Boku and his friends notice these acts, but refuse to take action as they don't want to be the group's next targets. But as the days pass, Boku can't stop thinking of poor Don, and wonders if he needs to finally speak up for the boy...

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Shigofumi has supernatural elements and Shiranpuri doesn't, but what I see as the main connection between these two shows is their focus on contemporary social issues in Japan. Shiranpuri focuses on one, bullying, and Shigofumi involves many, including bullying, debt, & forced prostitution, but fans of this sort of realism will doubtless enjoy both shows.



Kimihiro Watanuki is cursed with the ability to see evil spirits known as Youkai. Due to this power, the Youkai are attracted to him like a magnet, and each time he is close to being devoured. One day, fate drew him to a strange store and there, he met Yuuko, who was dressed in a very exquisite fashion. As destiny would have it, Yuuko has the ability to save Kimihiro from seeing the Youkai, but for a price: Kimihiro must work for Yuuko by performing chores around the store and other odd tasks, until she deems fit. With his "friend" Doumeki, and his secret crush Himawari, they will discover that the world they live in is nowhere close to ordinary!

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Each of these series revolve around spiritual occurrences and center upon a benevolent (or at least neutral) form of them. Also, each series is mostly episodic in natural with a darker feel and some psychological looks into humans.

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